Forbidden in Pregnancy?
At No TimeAcupunctureContraindicated

Joining Valley




He Gu

Special Point
Spirit PointKey PointYuan Point

Very widely used point, Yuan-Source point for the large intestine meridian, Command point, Heavenly Star point, Regulates large intestine qi and moistens the colon. Stimulates downward flowing energy; NB: contraindicated in pregnancy

defensive qi clearing toxins sweating wind immune system face eyes nose mouth and ears LI channel pain inducing labour yang
Key point for headache and migraine key point for face & sense organs key point for teeth & toothaches key point for sweating key point for analgesia promotes lactation myopia night blindness Spirit Point (VHS2) promotes labour
Channel Psychology

LI: Letting go. Holding on to things of value. Needing to be valued by others.

Point Psychology
Reducing excessive characteristics and increasing deficient characteristics. Key point for expressing inner will and wisdom in a balanced way in lifeSoothes the mind and allays anxiety

Chills and fever, great thirst, copious sweating, absence of sweating, febrile disease with absence of sweating, headache, one-sided headache, headache of the whole head, hypertension, redness, swelling and pain of the eyes, dimness of vision, superficial visual obstruction, nosebleed, nasal congestion and discharge, inflammation of nasal passages, sneezing, toothache or pain of tooth decay in the lower jaw, mouth ulcers, cracked tongue, rigid tongue, lips do not close, tightness of the lips, throat painful obstruction, mumps, loss of voice, swelling of the face, deviation of the face and mouth, lockjaw, deafness, tinnitus, absence of menstruation, prolonged labour, delayed labour, retention of dead foetus, inflamed colon, childhood nutritional impairment, childhood fright rash, mania, painful obstruction and atrophy disorder of the four limbs, paralysis of one side of the body, pain of the sinews and bones, pain of the arm, contraction of the fingers, pain of the lumbar spine, improves function of immune system & action of leukocytes.


The point information was compiled from multiple sources including College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney Australia. Point location diagram recreated from A Manual of Acupuncture, P Deadman.